- 6 hours ago
This is the story of a music journalist. He was a pretty successful music journalist. He had an ostensibly full-time gig at a pretty mainstream outlet. The pay wasn’t great but it was enough to live on, and he was pretty thrilled he got to write about music for a living. He worked from home,…
for the uninitiated, this is a reaction to the announcement that Kotaku writers may no longer support any game creatiors via Patreon. Ostensibly a reaction to the recent “controversy” regarding “journalism ethics” (lord, there are no quotes big enough to wrap around those words I just typed while wincing) it has in fact given validation to the irrational, angry voices by unfairly penalizing indies, because unless these writers get every single game for free they are surely spending their money on games someplace, so why not back indies with their money?
I don’t use Patreon but I have backed Kickstarters. Does this disqualify me from writing about a game, because I wanted it to be made? I have no financial interest in the project because I am not receiving money; my money was spent. No refunds, no profit, no kickbacks. I would certainly disclose my backer status were I to write about a project, but in no way does spending my money invalidate my opinion of a thing.
I think Kotaku made a big mistake here.Source: ungaming
- 7 hours ago
Danielle Perry reviews “Sacrilege,” a short computer game by Cara Ellison, and analyses what it has to say about relationships.
My game Sacrilege got on The Toast. On the FUCKING TOAST.
So weird, also, that a publication reviewed my game. That’s MY JOB!
*runs around room flailing*
ps i love The Toast one day I want to write there
I will play this later!Source: caraellison
- 7 hours ago
- 8 hours ago
FUCK ANTI RAPE NAIL POLISH
I shared the rape-drug-detecting nail polish story yesterday because I thought it was cool idea and a novel use of technology. I was very disturbed to see some headlines treat it as a practical “defense” or even a “cure” for rape.
The cure for rape is convincing men not to rape women. Expecting women to poke their fingers in every drink they ingest is not a solution.
(via malcolmjamalwarlock)Source: herhonestlife
- 9 hours ago
zuky:The Times often uses the phrase to describe Nazis, mobsters, and people of color.
Here’s who comes up in Vanity Fair’s search of people the New York Times has called “no angel”:
- Al Capone, white mobster
- James “Whitey” Bulger, white convicted murderer
- Donald Manuel Paradis, white motorcycle gangster on death row
- Erwin Rommel, Nazi field marshal
- Clayton Lockett, white convicted murderer and rapist
- Larry Flint, white pornographer
- Eric Harris, white Columbine serial killer
Who else does the Times label “no angel”?
- Samuel Spencer, Black victim of murder by four white men
- Magic Johnson, Black basketball player
- Michael Jackson, Black musician
Yeah. You do the math.The media are largely responsible for all the hate black people suffer because if it wasn’t for them spread their negative bs and lies these cops wouldn’t be getting away with murder. And that’s why i say that the media should be called out on their bs every day.
just remember: FOX News exists because a rich white man looked at the New York Times and said “this is not conservative enough for me”
(via kaesespaetzle)Source: zuky